NGC 4565 in Coma Berenices


Scope: C8 f/4.5; Location: Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA;  12 Mar. 2005; Camera: ToUcam SC3

Exposure: 12 x 80 sec  Luminance exposures with IR Block Filter; 10 x 60 sec RGB 

Processing: Images were captured in K3CCDTools 2. Aligned/stacked in Registax 3 and saved as FITS. Luminance and Color channels were scaled and rough color balanced in IRIS. Channels were co-registered in IRIS.   LRGB Channels were resized to 800x600 prior to LRGB combine. Luminance and Color FITS were combined in Photoshop with Luminance Layering. Color balancing and final touches in Photoshop. SGBNR  (PixInsight LE) was used to smooth background noise on the luminance channel. Richardson-Lucy deconvolution was applied to the luminance channel prior to LRGB combine (4 iterations). Final size  approximately 800x600.

This image was a guided image. North is up in this image. This image was taken under moderately poor seeing. This galaxy, NGC4565, is obviously an edge on galaxy- one of the more well known. Also in this image is a small magnitude 16 galaxy, IC3571 - it is located right at the top edge in the center. Its just a faint smudge . Horizontal FOV is about 18'.  

Image center coordinates are Equatorial 2000: RA: 12h 36m 20s Dec: +2559'16"


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